Articles

July 14, 2024

Celebrating 25 Years of The Xara Collection

25 years of culinary excellence and 25 years of rejuvenating retreats. What began with the humble introduction of The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux in 1999 and with The de Mondion restaurant and Trattoria AD 1530 soon after, is now a fully fledged collection with trendsetters in the horeca industry.
July 12, 2024

Future Proofing the Hospitality Industry

In the ever changing and dynamic hospitality industry, future-proofing the industry involves adapting to emerging trends and challenges while leveraging technology and sustainability, in other words embracing change.
July 9, 2024

Basics in Understanding Flavour: Smell & Flavour

The sense of smell contributes to around 70% of what flavour is, making it probably the most important sense of all. But what’s the difference between aroma and flavour, and why, on occasion do we find them so different.
July 9, 2024

Seeking a Career in a Catering Establishment

A recurring discussion point concerns whether working in a restaurant in Malta or Gozo is a lucrative career path or not. The negative perception in Malta is that those working within the industry are paid miserably - yet, for those paying out the salaries and wages, the reality is very far from this misconception.
July 3, 2024

Wanted: Emotional Intelligence

Imagine this: a large group of passengers finds out late at night that their flight won't be leaving until the next day. The hotel staff quickly becomes aware of the situation due to the influx of weary and frustrated guests.
July 3, 2024

Tuna Season: An Export in Malta and the Benefits of Consuming Local Produce

Malta's tuna industry plays a pivotal role in the nation's economy, with the tuna season being a highly anticipated period each year.
July 2, 2024

Keeping Things Contained: Creating a Circular Economy

Going green matters, especially within the food and beverage industry where the reliance on single use packing remains alarmingly high. Implemented last April, by Circular Economy Malta, the Bring Your Own Container initiative encourages customers to provide their respective, reusable containers, embracing the principles of a circular economy.
July 2, 2024

The Human Craving for Food

Throughout history food has played a pivotal role in the way mankind evolved, moved around and found a base to claim ownership and husbandry of the land.
July 2, 2024

The Malta Tourism Observatory: Managing the future of the Maltese Tourism and Hospitality Industry

The Malta Tourism Observatory (MTO) plays a pivotal role in the Maltese tourism and hospitality industry.
June 29, 2024

The Beauty of Branding in Interior Design

The branding of the company is not just the look on paper or through photos and decor but it is carried out throughout the experience of the venue.